Born: September 15, 1857 at Cincinnati, Ohio.
Education: Graduated from Yale University and Cincinnati Law School.
Occupation: Lawyer, jurist, public official. Law professor at Yale 1913-21, and the United States Chief Justice, 1921-30.
Family life: Married Helen Herron in 1886; they had two sons and a daughter; Robert, Helen, and Charles. She continued to live in the capital after his death in 1930, she died at her home on May 22, 1943.
Politicial career: Appointed Judge in 1887; United States solicitor general, 1890. Governor of the Philippines, 1901; then, as secretary of war, was advisor to President Roosevelt. Later led conservative Republicans opposing Roosevelt, but lost 1912 election.
Highlights of his presidency: Sixteenth Amendment added. Alaska gained full territoral government. Department of Labor established.
Appearance: A very large man, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing over 300 pounds.
Died: March 8, 1930 in Washington D.C..
Buried: The grave of President Taft, which lies down the hill and down a path from the Kennedy gravesite is in the National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia.
Abraham Lincoln * Calvin Coolidge * Thomas Jefferson * Andrew Johnson
Herbert Hoover * James Madison * Ulysses S. Grant * Franklin D. Roosevelt
James Monroe * Rutherford B. Hayes * Harry S Truman
John Quincy Adams * James A. Garfield * Dwight D. Eisenhower * Andrew Jackson Chester A. Arthur * John F. Kennedy * Martin Van Buren * Grover Cleveland
Lyndon B. Johnson * William Henry Harrison * Benjamin Harrison * Richard M. Nixon
John Tyler * Grover Cleveland * Gerald Ford * James K. Polk * William McKinley
James E. Carter * Zachary Taylor * Theodore Roosevelt * Ronald W. Reagan
Millard Fillmore * William Howard Taft * George Bush * Franklin Pierce
Woodrow Wilson * William J. Clinton